1208 Roger de Carrus acknowledges that land in Kirkebi Lonesdale and
4 bovates in Dilacre are the right of William de Heselwell, who gives
thereof to the said Roger, 3 bovates of the land in Dilacre, held by
William be Cairus: Feet of Fines, file 1, n. 33.
1227 Roger de Kerhus releases to Simon de Dilacre and Agnes his wife,
tenants, 2 bovates in Dilacre; ib., file 3, n. 9. He also releases 1
bovate there to the same Simon and Agnes; ib., n. 13.
1255 Roger Charus, a juror: Lancs. Inq., pt. i, 195.
1281 Agreement between dame Margaret de Ros and Adam de Newby,
whereby the former released to Adam the puture of the land serjeants,
horse and foot, and witnesmen (fn. 1) in Adam's land [in Dilacre], for which
release the said Adam will render 9½d. yearly. Witnesses: William
de Lindesey, Roger de Lancastre, Gilbert de Culwen, Robert de
Yenwith, Henry de Staveley, knights: Hugh de Kendale parson of
Bethome, William de Windsore and William de Crofte. Dated at
Martinmas, 1281: Reg. of D. at Levens.
1301 Margaret de Ros gave portions of her land and rent in Dilaker to
Marmaduke de Thwenge and William son of the said Margaret
respectively; Lancs. Fines. pt. i, 214–5.
1310 Master William de Lancastre holds of William de Ros the hamlet
of Dylaker for 18d. of cornage and 3s. 6d. of puture; Cal. Inq., v,
1374 Thomas de Thweng held at his death the service of land in Dylacre;
Inq. p.m., 48 Edw. III (1), n. 68.
1376 Extent made at Kirkeby in Kendale, 24 April, 50 Edw. III of the
value of the knights' fees, etc., which belonged to Thomas de Tweng,
decd it was found that he held, inter alia, a 10th part of a knight's fee
in Dylacre and Hincastre, which Peter de Ros and Thomas de
Stirkeland lately held worth 60s. yearly. See Helsington, p. 147.
1390 John de Wyndesore held of Thomas de Roos, "chivaler," a moiety
of the hamlet of Dilacre for 3s. rent at Easter and Michaelmas, worth
20s. yearly; Inq. p.m., 14 Ric. II, n. 41.
1391 Land late of Marjory Ducket in Dilacre. See Grayrigg; Cal. of
Ancient D., B4081.
1404 John de Wyndesore held of William de Parr, "chivaler," a moiety
of the hamlet of Dillacre for 3s. rent at Easter and Michaelmas, worth
besides the rent 20s.; Inq. p.m., 6 Hen. IV, n. 37.
1407 The same John held of John de Parr [a moiety of] the hamlet of
Dillacre for 4s. yearly at the said terms, worth 20s.; ib., 9 Hen. IV,
1439 Robert Lawrence, knt., held at his death the manor of Dilacre of
Thomas del Parr, knt., in socage, worth 10 marks yearly; Robert
Lawrence, his son, aged 40 years, is his next heir; Inq. p.m., 18 Hen.
VI, n. 44. See Underbarrow.
1534 Lancelot Lawrence of Yealand Redmayne held at his death land
and tenements in Dylacre, of whom held was not known, and worth
yearly £8 15s. Thomas his son, aged 13, was his heir; D. of Lanc.,
Inq. p.m., 26 Hen. VIII, n. 41.
1541 Grant to Thomas Haidoke of lands in Delacre, Rotherworth in
Kendall and various places in cos. Lanc., York and Cumberland, late
of Lancelot Lawrence, during the minority of Thomas son and heir of
the said Lancelot, etc.; State Papers Foreign and Domestic, XVI,
1543 Thomas Lawrence held at his death lands and tenements in Dilacre.
Thomas (sic, ? Robert) his brother, aged 20, was his heir; Inq. p.m.
35 Hen. VIII, n. 36.
Robert Lawrence held at his death 10 messuages, etc., in Dylacre.
Anne Lawrence, his daughter, aged 10 years, was his heir; ib., 2–3
Phil. and Mary, n. 38.
1574 The heirs of — Lawrence, gent., hold lands in Dillicar of the castle
of Kendal (Marquis Fee) by a yearly free rent of 3s.; Exch., Special
Commissions, n. 3130.
t. Eliz. Francis Ward of Dillicar held the land there which Adam de
Newby held in 1281; Reg. of D. at Levens.
1616 Inquest taken at Kirkbykendall 14 Sept. 14 James i (1616) before
Roger Otwaie, esquire, escheator, by writ of "diem clausit extremum," by oath of William Gilpine, Randulph Bensone, Anthony
Garnet, Thos Gilpine, Thos Atkinsone, Allan Stevensone, Willm
Garrnet, Miles Dawsone, Henry Kittchine, Robert Harrisone,
Jarvis Strickland, Nicholas Cocke, Peter Birkett, who say that:
William Warde on the day he died was seised of 1 mess. and tenemt in
Diliker called "Diliker parke" and 50 acres of land to said mess.
belonging. Held of king as of his manor of Kendall called "le
Marques Fee," worth yearly clear 40s. He died 20 June, 14 James i
(1616) & John Ward, son and heir of Randulph Ward uncle of said
William, is his heir. John Ward is aged 46 years now; Chanc.
Inquisns post mort., ser ii, vol. 675. n. 110.
1617 Inquest taken at Kirkbilonsdall 15 May, 15 James. i (1617) before
Roger Otway, esq., escheator, by the oath of Edward Hegholme,
Edward Harrline of Huttone, Edward Bland of Killingtone, Richard
Holme of Castertone, Robert Harrline of the same, Tristram Ewane
of Huttone, Edward Bowerdall of the same, Edward Bailiffe of
Castertone, William Rigg of the same, Rowland Stockdall of Manserghe, John Conder of Puddlmire and Edward Cocke of Killingtone,
gentlemen, who say that: John Dicckensone was seised of 1 mess. and
tenemt in Dilliker and 10 acres of land thereto belonging. So seised he
by his will bequeathed the above premises to William Diccensone his
brother's son and his heirs lawfully to be begotten for ever. The
premises are held of the king as of his manor of Kendall called "le
Marques Fee," and are worth yearly clear 10s. He died 15 Jany, 16
Jas. i (1618–9) and William Dicckenson son of George Dikensone,
brother of said John is his nephew and next heir and he is aged 22
years now; Chanc. Inquisns p.m. ser. ii, vol. 675, n. 127.
1617 Inquest taken at Kirkbyekendall, 10 April, 16 James 1 (1618), before
Roger Otwaye, esquire, escheator. Richard Newbie was seised of 2
messuages and tenements called "Overgrauingefeild and Nethergrauinge feild" in Dillaker and 20 a. land, 10 a. meadow, 30 a. pasture
in Dillaker. By his will dated 9 March 1616[–17], he bequeathed all
his messuages, hereditaments in Dillaker to Ranulph Newbie his son
for term of his life only and after Ranulphs' death to Allan Gilpin,
fourth son of Martin Gilpin and Katherine, wife of the said Martin,
daughter of said Richard Newbie and his heirs, and for default to
Isaac Gilpin, second son of the said Martin and Katherine and his
heirs and for default to Ranulph Gilpin, third son of the said Martin
and Katherine and his heirs, and for default to Barnard Gilpin, son
and heir apparent of the said Martin and Katherine and his heirs.
Ranulph by virtue of the will was and still is seised of the premises
for life. The premises in Dillaker are held of Charles, prince of
Wales, as of his manor of Kendall, called "le Marques Fee," by
fealty and a free rent of 4d. yearly in free socage, worth yearly
clear 40s. Richard Newbie died 16 September last (1617) and
Ranulph Newbie is his son, next heir, now aged 44 years; Court of
Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 59, n. 64.
1621 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall, 19 September, 19 James 1 (1621)
before Joseph Boothe, gentleman, escheator. Edmund Atkinson,
yeoman, was seised at his death of 1 messuage and tenement called
"Fleetholme" in Dilliker; and of another messuage and tenement
there called "Scuftonhouse"; and of another messuage there and
tenement there called "le Nether house." So seised he made his
will dated 10 May, 1616, leaving Scuftonhouse and Netherhouse and
their several lands, etc., to Richard Atkinson, his younger son and his
heirs, with remainder in default of heirs to Edward Atkinson, another
of his sons and his heirs. He died on 7 March last (1621). All the
above premises are held of Charles, prince of Wales, as of his
manor of Kendall called "le Marques Fee" in free socage by
fealty and a free rent of 5d. for "Fleet-holme," worth 20s. yearly;
a free rent of 2½d. for "Scuftonhouse," worth 10s. yearly;
"Netherhouse," etc., worth yearly clear 6s. 8d. William Atkinson
is his son and next heir, aged now 26 years; Court of Wards Inq.
p.m., vol. 63, n. 120.
1628 Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendall, 21 Octr, 4 Chas. i (1628) before
Henry Cowper, esq., escheator, by the oath of John Atkinson, Henry
Feild, Giles Bayliff, Robert Harrison, John Jackson, James Gibbonson, Thomas Usconson, Henry Garnett, James Hardie, Mathew
Phillipson, William Hodgson, Charles Johnson, John Moore and William Helme, yeomen, who say that: John Wilson, gentleman, long
before and on the day of his death was seised of 3 messuages and
tenemts in Dillacre and 40 acres of land, 10 acres meadow, 50 acres
pasture, to the said mess. belonging; and 2 messuages & tenemts
in Crooke; and 2 burgages in Kirkbie Kendall. So seised he by
his will dated 26 Novr, 1627, bequeathed the premises in Kirkbie
Kendall and Crooke to his 2nd son John Wilson and his heirs male
of his body lawfully begotten, and for default of such to his son and
heir apparent Thomas Wilson for term of his life and then to male
heirs of his body, etc., and for default of such to his own right heirs
for ever. And he bequeathed to his 3rd son Mathew Wilson the
premises in Dillacre purchased of Isaac Gilpine, to have and to hold
to the said Mathew Wilson and heirs and for default of such then to
his 4th son Martin Wilson and his heirs for ever. And he bequeathed
to his said 4th son Martin all the messuages, lands, etc. in Dillacre,
purchased from Anthony Warde. To have and to hold to Martin
Wilson and his heirs and for default of such then to said Mathew
Wilson and his heirs for ever. Will shown to jurors. Premises in
Dillacre held of king as of his manor of Kendall called "le Marques
Fee" by fealty and a free rent of 6d. yearly in free socage and are
worth yearly clear £3. Premises in Crooke held of the king as of his
manor of Kendall called "le Marquesse Fee" by fealty and a free
rent of 2d. yearly, by knight service, but by what part of a knight's
fee, they know not, and are worth yearly clear 2s. Premises in
Kirkbie Kendall held of king as of his manor aforesaid in free burgage
and a free rent of 2d. yearly and are worth yearly clear 16d. John
Wilson died 20 January last (1627–8) and Thomas Wilson is his son
and next heir, aged 23 years and upwards now. After John Wilson's
death, by virtue of the will, John Wilson the son was and still is seised
of the premises in Crooke and Kirbiekendall, and Mathew and John
Wilson were and still are seised of the premises, as is aforesaid, in
Dillacre; Chanc. Inquisns post mort. ser. ii, vol. 706, n. 12.
1636 Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendall, 6 Sept., 12 Chas. i (1636) before
Henry Harrison, gentleman, escheator, by the oath of James Duckett,
Thomas Brigges, Henry Feild, Rowlamd Gibson, John Moore, John
Brigges, John Bainebrigge, Robert Harrison, James Waidson, Miles
Williamson, William Jeninges, John Jackson, Robert Walker, gentlemen, William Bland, William Hobson and John Taylor, yeomen, who
say that: James Travers, yeoman, long before and on the day of his
death was seised of 1 messuage or tenemt called "le High Howse" at
High Howse in Dillaker, and 6 acres of land, etc. in Dillaker to said
messuage belonging. He was, long before his death, seised of 1
close called "Coweflatt" contg. 4 acres in Dillaker, and 2 enclosures
called "White Rayes, alias Simpson closes" contg. 5 acres in Dillaker
and 1 parcel of land called "le Laine" in Dillaker containing 1 rood,
and 1 other close called "Ladgill" containing 1 acre in Dillaker. So
seised he by his indenture dated 13 March, 2 Chas. i (1626–7) granted
"Coweflatt," "White Rayes," "Laine," and "Ladgill" to William
Travers his 2nd son his heirs and assigns to sole use of said William,
his heirs and assigns for ever. Charter shown to jurors. James Travers
afterwards died seised of the premises called Highe Howse on 12 June
last (1636). All said premises in Dillaker are held of the king as of
his manor of Kirkbie Kendall called "le Marquesse Fee" in free socage
by a free rent of ½d. and are worth yearly clear 6s. 8d. Richard
Travers is his son and next heir, and is aged 50 years and upwards
now; Chanc. Inquisns post mort., ser. ii, vol. 609, n. 62.
1641 Inquest taken at Kirkby Kendall 11 Augt., 17 Chas. i (1641) before
John Senhouse, esq., escheator, and Robert Curwen, gent., feodary, by
the oath of Anthony Ducket, Henry Ward, Edward Wilson, Thomas
Kitson, Thomas Wilson, Henry Fisher, William Langbaine, James
Warde, Richard Atkinson, John Willson, Thomas Birket, Miles
Walker, John Daylie, Robert Richardson, Robert Corney, Thomas
Wharton, Robert Scaife, who say that:
Francis Warde, gentleman, long before his death and on the day of
his death was seised of 1 messuage and tenemt in Dillaker called
"Dillaker Parke" and 11 acres arable land, 6 acres meadow, 14 acres
pasture, 30 acres furze and heath there, to the said mess. belonging.
So seised he by his will dated 19 January last, bequeathed the
premises to Thomas Sleddall, Robert Phillipson, of Kendall, gent.,
Henry Warde and Thomas Crosby of Grayrigge, their heirs and assigns
for ever. To have and to hold to the intent only that they and their
heirs may sell the same for best price obtainable. Will shown to jurors.
Premises held of king as of his manor of Kirkby Kendall called "le
Marquesse Fee" in free and common socage and not in chief nor by
knight service and are worth yearly clear 20s. He died 10 Feb. last
(1640–1). The Jurors know not who is his next heir; Chanc. Inquisns
post mort., ser. ii, vol. 609, n. 62.
1650 The tenants of Deliger (sic) paid a free rent of 3s. to the Marquis Fee
Parl. Surv., Westmorland, n. 5.
1669 Hearth Tax Roll; Lay Subsidy R. 195, n. 73.
1674 The freeholders in Dillaker paid 3s. yearly to the Marquis Fee;
Rental at Lowther.